See you in Washington in 3 days!

The 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 kicks off in THREE days at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. 
Here are eight things to know before you go!
1. Have you registered?
Register for the conference if you haven't. We have special rates for members of ASNE and APME, including retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. 
Lunch tickets are $40 each for Oct. 9 and 10. You can purchase now or at the conference.
2. Pre-conference workshops 
If you signed up to attend one of the two (or both) pre-conference workshops, don't forget to check in Sunday, Oct. 8. Registration will open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marriott. The community engagement workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be in Madison B; the "Table Stakes" workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. will be in Hoover. 
If you registered for the conference and would like to participate in these free workshops, then sign up by emailing ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at If you are interested in attending just the workshops, then sign up here for only $75. 
3. Getting from the airport to the hotel
The Washington Marriott Wardman Park, at 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008, is located about 7 miles away from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). The hotel does not provide shuttle service, but you can take a subway, grab a taxi or drive. 
Click here for more information about transportation.
4. Program schedule
Our online schedule is easy to navigate through a number of sessions and events we have planned for you. 

Two ways to get the most out of this schedule:
1. Have it handy on your mobile
Go to your browser and in the URL bar, type in For directions on how to bookmark the page on your home screen so that the schedule is always only one click away, click here if you are an iPhone user or here if you are an Android user. 
2. Personalize your schedule 
Sign up for a free account and create a custom schedule of sessions that interest you.
5. Shuttle service between the hotel and opening reception
Shuttle buses will be available to/from the Washington Marriott Wardman Park and the opening reception at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, running from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Buses will pick up at the 24th Street entrance of the hotel (not the front lobby entrance) and drop off in front of Amazonia, where the reception takes place. 

6. Registration desk hours
Sunday, Oct. 8
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Monday, Oct. 9
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Tuesday, Oct. 10
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Wednesday, Oct. 11
7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park
7. Attire
Business casual is fine. 
8. Weather
Click here for the latest weather forecast for Washington!